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Old 04-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Took a private lesson today

It was actually a group lesson where I was the only registered student, but hey I'll take it

Anyway, I've been complaining about handling steeps (in another thread) so I asked the instructor about that. So we went to a nice steep pitch and worked on C turns. Turns out I have the following problems:

1) I open my stance a bit on toeside. Not much, but enough to be a potential problem.
2) My C turns are too open
3) my C turns are too long
4) I don't use enough flexion and extension in the turns.

Anyway, took maybe 10 minutes to get me doing it right and the difference was immediate and very very gratifying. I could feel the difference going down Sterns. Way more control. That paid for the whole lesson, and everything else after that was bonus as far as I was concerned.

Most of the rest of the lesson was about finding new runs and trails on Seymour.

Anyway, I'm a fan of lessons. At least one per year. And I'll be doing another at the beginning of next season (assuming we get a season ) just to get a refresher.
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$430 for 3 hours. Ummmmmmm.....
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No, the MAX4 lesson is way cheaper. I think it's only 180ish for whole day.
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what the fuck is a C turn?
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sweet I had planned to take a lesson this year but just too much powder on offer

will go for one next year
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what the fuck is a C turn?
Its a Canook turn eh.
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Its half of an s-turn.
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...Anyway, took maybe 10 minutes to get me doing it right and the difference was immediate and very very gratifying. I could feel the difference going down Sterns. Way more control. That paid for the whole lesson, and everything else after that was bonus as far as I was concerned.

Most of the rest of the lesson was about finding new runs and trails on Seymour.

Anyway, I'm a fan of lessons. At least one per year. And I'll be doing another at the beginning of next season (assuming we get a season ) just to get a refresher.
!!Congrat's!! It feels amazing to get past that feeling of "Just Can't Get This!!!" doesn't it?

I did the same sorta thing this season for riding switch! I was OK @ getting reversed & riding it out straight, but I could only go for a heel side turn while switch. EVERY time I tried to go toe side, "WIPE OUT"!!! !!Every Freakin' Time"!!!

The day before the end of my Vacation, I took a lesson,.. Just one hour,.. after that & after getting a few really good tips from the instructor,.. My next time out I was doing the local blues riding them switch from top to bottom!! (HOT DAMN!! & Yippie!!)

Three days riding later & I was confidant enough to go for some moving "Spins" Genuine Spins! Not just linked 180's!! Did them CW & CCW without crashing ONCE!!!!! (...I now know that those are some "Basic Buttering" moves!!!)

I'm with you,.. When your Stuck?,.. (..or "Suck"!! ) Lessons RULE!!
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